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Charles R. Hajdamach


Charles Hajdamach is one of the top authorities on glass in the country. He has lectured in America, Canada, South Africa and Ireland and has written extensively on the subject from antique to contemporary studio glass.

Broadfield House

For 23 years he was the Director of Broadfield House Glass Museum in Kingswinford, which he established in 1980, and which quickly became one of the top glass museums in the world. During that time he increased the collections to over 17,000 pieces. In 2000 he commissioned twelve of the country's top glass artists to create unique pieces for the Dudley Millennium Commission.

British Glass 1800-1914

In 1991 he published ‘British Glass 1800-1914' which remains the standard work on the subject. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology. In 2003 he took early retirement to concentrate on his lecturing and writing. His second book, '20th Century British Glass, is planned for publication in 2008.

Centrally Located

From his central location in the Stourbridge glassmaking district in the West Midlands, Charles is able to offer his lectures to societies throughout the country.

Lectures can also be customized to suit particular interests; complete study day packages are also available. For some lectures it is also possible to build in an identification service for society member's who bring items of glass as part of the lecture.

Please phone or contact for details of lecture fees.

Consultancy Service

Charles also offers a freelance glass consultancy service to individuals, glass companies, museums, auction houses, and university and college glass departments ranging from historical research and identification of glass to assistance with cataloguing glass collections.

Charles Hajdamach
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